a FLAWED PERFECTIONIST IN CHARGE OF HUMANS

Most of my day is spent chasing after toddlers

IF THERE’S NO TROPHY, WE BETTER HAVE FUN

If you are reading this, you’ve found where I keep my deepest. darkest secrets.

Totally kidding. But this is a place where I exercise a creative outlet.

I saw a meme over the last year that read: “Simmer down, Karen. There’s no award for best quarantine mom.” I chuckled. Then I stifled a cry a little. No, there’s no award. That’s because no one is winning at juggling all of this insanity in a graceful manner. But can’t we at least get a “participation trophy” in the form of an all-expense paid beach vacation?

We’ve all been forced to become “Pinterest parents”, making charts and doing our best to teach that math “we would never use in real life.” Or many of us put on a few extra pounds, and now must try to undo the bad habits we developed at the onset of staying in. I mean really, it was the worst of times and it was the worst of times.

As I cook and DIY myself into the upcoming months (maybe years?), this is where I’ll share my projects with you. None of it is award winning. But why not have a little fun?


Create a fresh, asymmetrical fireplace garland

I love the asymmetrical garlands I’ve been seeing in catalogues, but I didn’t want to pay the high price tag for them. Luckily, thanks to the wreath making workshop I go to every year, I knew how to do it on the cheap.

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Went apple picking? Now what…

I have small windows of time to cook or bake. Sometimes peeling isn’t an option (too time consuming). So here are my favorite recipes to use at least some of my farm fresh apples.

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